Stephen Crane (delegate)

Stephen Crane (delegate)

:"For the writer and poet see: Stephen Crane."

Stephen Crane (1709 – July 1, 1780) was an American politician from Elizabethtown (Elizabeth, New Jersey) who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. He also served in the state’s general assembly and governor’s council. Crane was part of the Congressional delegation that opposed separation from Great Britain which caused the state’s provincial congress to replace their entire delegation in June of 1776.Fact|date=December 2007

Crane was born in Elizabethtown. He served as sheriff of Essex County and was elected as a member of its town committee in 1750. He was also a judge of the court of common pleas. From 1766 to 1773, he was a member of the colony's general assembly 1766-1773 and served as speaker in 1771. He was also mayor of Elizabethtown before he became a member of the Continental Congress. Until his death in 1780, Crane held a several public offices in New Jersey. One of his descendants and namesakes was the author Stephen Crane, who is best known for the novel "The Red Badge of Courage".

External links

* [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000874 Crane’s Congressional biography]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stephen Crane — For the U.S. Continental Congress delegate, see Stephen Crane (delegate). Formal portrait of Stephen Crane taken in Washington, D.C., about March 1896 Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American novelist, short story writer,… …   Wikipedia

  • Crane (surname) — Crane is a surname of English origin, and may refer to People Andy Crane (b. 1964), English radio and television presenter Arnold Crane, art collector Arthur G. Crane (1877–1955), American teacher and politician Ben Crane (b. 1976), American… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Halsey Crane — (August 31 1782 – November 13 1851) was an attorney, soldier, jurist, and legislator.Crane was born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000872 Joseph Halsey Crane] , Biographical Directory of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of United States political families (C) — The following is an alphabetical list of political families in the United States whose last name begins with C.The Cabaniss and McRaes*Thomas Banks Cabaniss (1835 1915), Georgia State Representative 1865 1867, Solicitor General in Georgia,… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Constitution — P …   Wikipedia

  • Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside — Evergreen Cemetery and Crematory is a cemetery and crematorium located at 1137 North Broad Street, Hillside, Union County, New Jersey. The cemetery is listed on both the New Jersey Register (ID #2681) and the National Register of Historic Places… …   Wikipedia

  • Columbia Workshop — Radio drama director William N. Robson and sons in 1948. Columbia Workshop was a radio series that aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System from 1936 to 1943, returning in 1946 47. Contents 1 Irving Reis …   Wikipedia

  • Delta Upsilon — ΔΥ Founded November 4, 1834 (1834 11 04) …   Wikipedia

  • Continental Association — The Association adopted by the Continental Congress was published and often signed by local leaders. Thomas Jefferson, who was not yet a delegate to Congress, signed this copy (lower left) with other Virginians. The Continental Association, often …   Wikipedia

  • Jesse Truesdell Peck — (4 April 1811 – 17 May 1883) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1872. Contents 1 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”